There is an idea in the Xenogears game that one winged-angels need each other to survive. Genesis’s wing is on the left side of his body while Sephiroth’s is on his right. They would make a perfect angel.
I started writing a fic set in the FFVII world, using characters from Kingdom Hearts as well as the characters from Crisis Core on. However, I changed a few things about the universe, so I guess it’s an AU? Anywho, there’s a semi-human race here called Animus, humans who have animal traits. They are typically treated as servants and pets, and sometimes guard dogs. They come in two types, Domestic, and Exotic. The pureblooded Exotic types are stronger, faster, more animalistic, and often more coveted than Domestics, and things like tigers, eagles, and other non-domestic animals are considered Exotics.
Sephiroth, par usual, is a general in Shinra, and they’re at war with Wutai. Ten years prior to the beginning of the story, Seph was called to a remote mountain range to subdue a creature that had been reeking havoc upon the area. What he found, was the only Myth class Animus ever discovered, a red-dragon type, whom he defeated after six days of grueling battle, and decided to keep him as his personal Animus. The red-dragon Animus was named Genesis.
Thanks to Genesis, who fought along Sephiroth in all his battles, Shinra Co. decided to institute the Honorary Enlistment Program, in which Exotic class Animus are brought into Shinra, trained, and given ranks in SOLDIER, and the Turks. They have designated owners and caretakers within Shinra (Such as Zack is technically owned by Angeal.), and they are more or less treated as human with a few restrictions, and their owners are responsible for their behavior.
The opening scene is of Genesis, laying around in the 1st’s lounge, when a war council member and his escort come in, and this particular council member is complaining about Sephiroth’s (and Genesis’) plan, and generally bad mouthing him. The man’s poor escort sees Genesis, known as the ‘Crimson Drake’ by most of the lower ranked members of Shinra, and can see that he’s about ready to pounce, and that the chain binding him to the wall is really just for show, more of a necklace than anything else.
Genesis gets up off the couch, and springs at the man who’s talking shit about his master, and almost kills him on the spot, only to be snatched out the air by said master.
It’s coming together quite well, but I’d really like people’s input, like plot ideas, because I want something more interesting than just the war with Wutai to happen. Please! Tell me what you think and if you have any ideas!
(both are from separate documents, but I added the ones involving the other)
1. Sephiroth wears black, both in his SOLDIER and normal wardrobe, simply because it’s the opposite of white. Even though he feels a little childish about it, he hates white simply because it reminds him of Hojo and the colour of labs.
Genesis has often, and sometimes succeeded, in dressing him in other dark colours, but knows to steer away from white.
2. Sephiroth grew his hair long, because as a child, it used to be constantly shaved due to its unusual colour, so as another act of rebellion (and because Genesis woudn’t leave him alone about it being a crime to hide such gorgeous hair), he started to let it grow when he enlisted in SOLDIER.
3. When at home, Sephiroth will wear nothing but shorts because he’s lazy about laundry.
Genesis doesn’t complain about this one bit.
4. Angeal, Genesis and Sephiroth play Frisbee on top of the ShinRa tower. Lazard initially suggested it after having the training room destroyed far too many times.
Then Genesis set the Frisbee on fire to make things ‘more interesting’, resulting in a lot of broken windows and fire alarms going off.
Lazard just gave up.
1. He loves arguing with Sephiroth, specifically Sephiroth, because he still can’t believe how closed the man’s upbringing up was. Even if the arguments get heated, Genesis does it good-naturedly, and because he thinks it’s an utter crime to be closed away from the planet and life itself. He also considers Sephiroth an intellectual equal.
2. Genesis self-appointed himself as Sephiroth’s teacher of life lessons. Needless to say, Sephiroth didn’t have much choice in the matter when they first met. So far, though, Genesis hasn’t heard any complaints.
3. Genesis hates bugs. Doesn’t fear, just hates them. He will not touch an insect even with a newspaper to get rid of it. He makes Sephiroth do it now.
thrasirshall said: I have an entire word document for Sephiroth’s headcanons, but many involve Genesis :D Will I post a handful?
Go for it! You can submit to the blog or if you prefer to post on your own blog, make sure to tag it with “fyeahsephesis” so I can find it and reblog!
Anyone have any headcanons they want to share? Prompts for drabbles/one shots? Ideas they would want to see in a fic? PLEASE SHARE here! Let’s get people talking about this ship guys. The sephesis tag is pretty slow, I mean I can see a couple of posts I made last year in the third page :( TELL ME YOUR SEPHESIS FEELS. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PAIN.
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pretty sure genesis smells likes apples and cinnamon which is why sephiroth ends up calling him his “banora apple muffin”
EVERYONE NEEDS THE PAIN THAT IS GENESIS/SEPHIROTH IN THEIR LIVES
Genesis hoped to one day be able to eat Banora Whites with the hero Sephiroth, whom Genesis admired. [x]
Fanfiction Author’s note:
I know that smile. I’ve smiled that smile. That is the look of someone who is entirely isolated. The look of someone who has seen something they want to be a part of, and is turning away from it, smiling to themselves because the reaction of the pain they feel eating away at their insides would be unacceptable.
This is Sephiroth’s heart breaking.
Or, you know, it could just be a random cutscene gif. That’s possible too.
But also if I recall this is the moment when Zack receives notice that he has been promoted to first Class. Sephiroth takes one look at him, smirks, and then looks away. Zack earned that promotion for his kills in Wutai and he’s not completely happy about it because Angeal is missing still. Sephiroth understands, I swear, that he knows that promotion will be worth nothing because someone of importance to both of them is missing.
There were no other 1st class SOLDIERS left in ShinRa except Sephiroth.
But having someone like Zack promoted to 1st Class also means something to Sephiroth. There’s another man on par to Angeal and Genesis that Sephiroth can work with. Another first—childish as he may be—that could potentially take him on.
I never thought that was a smile of grief.
I always thought this was a smile of relief.
And what I’ve always read there was a complicated mixture of feelings. Something he didn’t really know how to express — so it just came out as an awkward smile.
I mean…he’s never really had a family. Hojo can’t be much of a father. Gast was certainly more of a father figure to him, and he…didn’t live very long. The closest he’s had to a family has been Genesis and Angeal. He’s not the stoic that he is because he’s just that good at putting emotion aside for the sake of the job — he’s that way because he never learned how to express it.
And now? He’s just lost the two people he was extremely close to, and to the stress of this job. And he doesn’t know how to express grief in a healthy way. He probably doesn’t know there is a healthy way. Time to grieve? What’s that? There are battles to be won, right!? But it’s still gonna damn well hurt no matter how well you pretend it doesn’t. No amount of conditioning is going to change that.
But then, of course, there’s another person, getting closer to him. Another person he’s starting to consider a friend. Another person who is now considered his equal. Someone he can enjoy training with again. Someone he can take on missions for company and not consider a liability. Someone he can even open up and maybe have a little of this thing people call “fun” with. And it dulls this pain he feels even though he’s sure he’s not supposed to.
But, now he’s seen that people who have lived more or less normal childhoods…don’t tend to hold up well to the stresses of their position. So he’s probably wondering on some level, is he gaining another friend just to lose him horribly again?
Behind that smile, I see a dangerous mix of sorrow, relief, and fear. Three feelings he never knew were okay to feel — let alone with this intensity, for these reasons.
It’s no wonder he became a ticking time bomb.